The Sci-Fi Movie From Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge Explained

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Summary

  • Tom DeLonge’s feature film “Monsters of California” tells the story of teenagers investigating government cover-ups and aliens in Southern California.
  • The movie is entirely fictional and not based on a true story, despite the ongoing debate about extraterrestrial beings in the US.
  • DeLonge, the co-founder of Blink-182, directed, produced, and co-wrote the film, drawing on his passion for aliens and extensive research on the subject.


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Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 is venturing into new territory with his feature film Monsters of California. The science fiction adventure movie, which premiered on October 6, 2023, tells the story of a group of teenagers who begin an investigation into mysterious supernatural events occurring in Southern California, which leads them to government cover-ups and questions about the existence of aliens. The film did not get a theatrical release, but it is available to rent or buy on multiple platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV, Vudu, and YouTube, so those interested in DeLonge’s take on aliens can watch the movie via digital download.

The Monsters of California cast includes Jack Samson as Dallas, Jack Lancaster as Toe, Jared Scott as Riley, Gabrielle Haugh as Kelly, Arianne Zucker as Leah, Camille Kostek as Meg, Casper Van Dien as Myers, Richard Kind as Dr. Walker, Roman Sayer Cote as Roman, and Jay Bingham as Myron. In the 2023 film from Screen Media Films, Dallas, Toe, and Riley start researching strange government activity in relation to aliens after they uncover mysterious documents left behind by Dallas’s father. The story surprisingly comes from the mind of Blink-182’s co-founder and lead vocalist, Tom DeLonge.


Monsters Of California Is A Fictional Alien Sci-Fi Movie

A guy holding a flashlight in Monsters of California.

Although the United States’s knowledge of extraterrestrial beings has been debated for many years and is a very real topic in the world, Monsters of California is not based on a true story and is entirely fictional. As seen in the 2023 science fiction adventure movie’s trailer, Dallas, Toe, and Riley discover peculiar government papers in a notebook that once belonged to Dallas’s father, who kept his job a secret from his son and is assumingly dead after he disappeared. The documents detail a classified UFO (unidentified flying object) research program and contain suspicious coordinates that likely lead to nowhere good.

Meanwhile, a string of disappearances start happening in Southern California, which the group of three believe is connected to the paranormal locations listed in Dallas’s father’s notebook. During their investigation, Dallas, Toe, and Riley run into various supernatural beings, including ghosts, Bigfoot, and, of course, aliens. Plus, Dallas seeks to solve his father’s disappearance, which is undoubtedly tied to the other mysteries scattered throughout Monsters of California. Unfortunately, the group of friends runs into trouble with the government in the film.

Tom DeLonge’s Role In Monsters Of California Explained

Monsters of California movie

Tom DeLonge directed and produced Monsters of California and co-wrote it with Ian Miller. The 2023 science fiction adventure movie is the Blink-182 musician’s feature film directorial debut. But he has dabbled in documentaries before and previously co-directed the short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker in 2014. DeLonge took almost complete control of the reins for Monsters of California, given that he wore many hats for the project.

Aside from directing, writing, and producing, Blink-182’s frontman also helped produce the movie’s album with Angels & Airwaves drummer Ilan Rubin. As heard in the trailer, Monsters of California also features at least one Blink-182 song — “Aliens Exist” from the rock band’s 1999 studio album, Enema of the State. As the track title suggests, “Aliens Exist” explores UFO conspiracy theories, making it the perfect song for DeLonge’s science fiction film.

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How Monsters Of California Connects To Tom DeLonge’s Alien Research

Jack Samson as Dallas in Monsters of California.

Although its story is fictional, Monsters of California revolves around the existence of aliens because Tom DeLonge has been interested in extraterrestrial beings for a long time, which was made clear with the addition of “Aliens Exist” in Blink-182’s third studio album. He also co-founded the entertainment company To the Stars… Academy of Arts & Sciences, which explores fringe science. Outside of music, film, and business ventures, DeLonge has conducted extensive research into aliens and the government’s knowledge of them, and that is why his first feature film focuses on strange paranormal events happening in Southern California. The movie’s story is based on his research but told through a fictional lens.

Before directing, writing, and producing the 2023 science fiction film, DeLonge was involved in a couple of documentaries that focused on aliens and UFOs. He produced the 2009 movie I Know What I Saw and executive produced and starred in the 2019 History Channel television series Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation. So, DeLonge’s passion for uncovering the government’s knowledge of extraterrestrial beings culminated in his directorial feature film debut in Monsters of California.